NCAA Basketball: 15 Greatest Recruiting Classes of the Past Decade

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NCAA Basketball: 15 Greatest Recruiting Classes of the Past Decade
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Over the past three seasons, Kentucky head coach John Calipari has reeled in the nation's best overall draft class and led them to great heights, including back-to-back Final Four appearances and the 2012 NCAA National Championship.

As incredible as these recruiting classes have been, he is not the only coach to convert a star-studded recruiting class into a championship-winning core. In fact there have been some incredible recruiting classes over the past decade of college basketball.

Some have featured an overload of McDonald's All-Americans who carried a program for multiple seasons. Other classes have recruits who were not highly regarded but achieved great on-court success during their time in college.

Ranking these classes is a difficult yet entertaining task, and I will be the first to admit that there is no exact science to choosing one class over the other. Simply put, I value the quality of the players and on-court success higher than the quantity of players or high school rankings of the players. If two teams achieved similar on-court success, then I will likely side with the class with more quality talent at multiple positions. 

With that said, dive into the rankings, and leave your comments below to let me know what you think.

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